M&M’s Caves to Tucker Carlson and Conservative Pressure, Eliminates Spokescandies

After weeks of relentless pressure from notable conservatives like Tucker Carlson, M&M'S has officially decided to pause the polarizing “spokescandies” advertising campaign.

In a statement released by the company on Twitter, the candy maker wrote: “In the last year, we’ve made some changes to our beloved spokescandies. We weren’t sure if anyone would even notice. And we definitely didn’t think it would break the internet. But now we get it — even a candy's shoes can be polarizing.”

Conservatives have recently denounced the “spokescandies” in recent week, calling them “too woke.”

M&M'S also announced today that Saturday Night Live alum Maya Rudolph will take over as the brand's leading spokesperson, with a new-and-improved ad campaign set to kick off during next month's Super Bowl.

Twitter Divided in Candy Controversy

The internet predictably went bonkers over this announcement, with both conservatives and liberals chiming in.

This particular user wants nothing to do with any of the latest example of cancel culture, declaring she is “going back to bed for 9 years.”

Twitter user BriannaWu fires back at the conservative right, calling them “the weakest men imaginable.”

User Razzball takes a comedic approach to the latest M&M's news, slyly saying that purple M&M'S are responsible for the breakup of his son's marriage.

Meanwhile, another user scolded the company for assigning a left-leaning celebrity as a spokesperson for the brand, telling the company that he will no longer be a customer:

Some users, like rob_sheridan, threw major shade at M&M'S and calls the entire controversy a “manufactured outrage campaign.”

After a tragic weekend, it's eye-opening as to what trends across the United States at any given moment on Twitter, as this user points out:

Conservatives' hypocrisy is brought up by user SurenaXMarie, who points out that the same people who call liberals “snowflakes” are the same people who have a problem with a candy company's cartoon characters:

Some users are simply dumbfounded by this latest controversy, as Twitter user flowerchimes puts it all in perspective:

This article was produced and syndicated by Wealth of Geeks.